Christie L. Hunt is an accomplished artist with years of diverse painting in the art world. She has more recently, and very successfully, moved the focus of her talent into the challenging and demanding field of portraiture.
A graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Christie is trained in the tradition of the Philadelphia School of Realism as established by Thomas Eakins during his tenure at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In addition to her work at Temple University, Christie studied painting and printmaking for four years in Rome, Italy where her technique was heavily influenced by many of the great masters.
Originally a native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, she painted for several years on Maryland’s Eastern Shore before returning to Christie L. Hunt is an accomplished artist with years of diverse painting experience in the art g to the Philadelphia area in 2010.
Among her recent commissions are Portrait of a Young Trooper from the Archivist of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, the nation’s oldest military unit in continuous existence, the portrait of former Troop Captain, David Bruce Thayer as well as the most recent captain, Captain Tyler Hathaway (2014). While working on the Eastern Shore of Maryland she painted the portrait of a former Under Secretary of Homeland Security, United States Department of Homeland Security. Recently she completed the portrait of Lieutenant General Carlo Magrassi, Italian Air Force, Chief of the Cabinet of the Italian Ministry of Defense. General Magrassi’s rank is equivalent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the United States. She presented the portrait to General Magrassi and his staff at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC in September 2013.
Other notable works include her portraits of Honorable Seth Williams, District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia, and Campbell Soup Company heir, N. Peter Hamilton. In July 2013 she commenced work on the portrait of RADM Thomas Lynch, USN (Retired) who served as the fifty-fourth Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy and currently serves as the President of the Union League of Philadelphia.
Current projects include RADM Virgil Hill the fifty-third Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy and Lt. Franklin Dechellet Viellard.
Christie maintains her studio in Wayne, Pennsylvania.